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Old 07-17-2008, 04:12 AM   #1
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Question Is there any Linux LIVE CD/DVD that permits Read/Write on NTFS partitions? Pls Help!


I want to know if there is any Linux Live CD/DVD that allows me to Create/Delete/Move files and directories on an NTFS partition safely without any risks or errors!

I am currently working on Sidux (Debian) Live CD.
I have installed Windows XP on my HDD which is currently corrupted i found a way to repair XP using linux -more info here - http://community.plus.net/blog/2008/...-the-easy-way/

As i browsed through the Sidux manual i found info on How to write on NTFS-partitions with ntfs-3g

It had the following info.

"Be warned: ntfs-3g is an early beta driver, so never use it without external backup, and of course not on production systems! If you do, it's your fault if your data gets lost, so use at your own risk!

Open a shell and enter the following commands:See Partitioning your HD - Disk Naming


su
fix-unionfs
umount /dev/XdXX
mount -o silent,umask=0,no_def_opts,allow_other -t ntfs-3g /dev/XdXX /media/XdXX
exit

Now your NTFS-Volume should be mounted rw and you should be able to store data on it. But again, be warned! It's experimental!

But i did just that, and even now i am not able to write into the ntfs partition. I have no idea why!

My friend said that the latest version of Knoppix would have the NTFS-3G installed in it, and i can write/delete in the Live CD mode itself. I hope this is possible. Can anyone tell me if this is possible?

Is there any other OS through which i can write/delete in the Live mode itself! PLEASE HELP me with this!
Many Thanks for any help.


Thanking you,
Prash.

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Old 07-17-2008, 04:14 AM   #2
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Hi,

Ubuntu has full read/write support from the LiveCD for NTFS. It comes with gparted to resize/move/create partitions as well.

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Old 07-17-2008, 10:06 AM   #3
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The Sidux document is outdated. NTFS-3G is stable since early 2007 and included in over 160 distributions: http://www.ntfs-3g.org/distributions.html

My favourite LiveCD is SystemRescueCD: http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page
 
Old 07-17-2008, 10:23 AM   #4
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Knoppix should have.
 
Old 07-17-2008, 10:46 AM   #5
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most live cds should by now i'd imagine..
 
Old 07-18-2008, 05:46 AM   #6
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Thanks Everyone for your quick response.
Some say that writing into NTFS partition may corrupt some files or the drive. I want know is this true?

Thanks again for all those replies.
Prash.
 
Old 07-18-2008, 05:52 AM   #7
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That should not happen unless you are trying to edit windows system files.
By the way what kind of corruption are you talking about?
Just using the ntfs formatted drive to store the data should not have any effect on it.
 
Old 07-18-2008, 06:44 AM   #8
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Thanks Everyone for your quick response.
Some say that writing into NTFS partition may corrupt some files or the drive. I want know is this true?

Thanks again for all those replies.
Prash.
The last time I looked at NTFS-3G, the only operation it could not do is resize an NTFS partition; all other functions have been tested and the developers are confident there are no problems.
 
Old 07-18-2008, 06:58 AM   #9
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The ntfs-3g code has become quite mature, and I suppose that all recent LiveCD's from major distributions should handle your problem properly. Your first try should be using a recent LiveCD from the distribution that you use on that system. To make any changes you have to mount the NTFS-drive write-enabled - most LiveCD's will mount read-only unless instructed otherwise. I have not witnessed data corruption with NTFS write operations done on a Linux system in the last few years.

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Old 07-18-2008, 07:18 AM   #10
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I've just got rid of my XP, but when I had it I used ntfs-3g to read/write to it with no problems whatsoever - it's safe.
 
Old 07-19-2008, 02:58 AM   #11
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i want to say that on dynebolic i think, i had problems READING a big file from my windows partition, i think it was a movie.
 
Old 07-20-2008, 05:14 AM   #12
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hmm..thats odd. i never have problems playing movies in ubuntu and 95% of my movies are on ntfs partitions
 
  


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